Obamacare Program Repealed in January Still Advertised on White House Website

October 10, 2013 - 2:51 PM

The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Program (The CLASS Act) was repealed last January as part of the New Year's Day Fiscal Cliff deal.  But, The CLASS Act is still being promoted on the White House website while other government sites are closed during the shutdown.

The Class Act was included in the original Obamacare law and was intended to provide cash benefits so that individuals with disabilities could continue living in their homes instead of moving into an assisted living facility.

The section was removed as part of the Fiscal Cliff deal due to concerns over The Class Act's high cost.

It is unclear as to whether the website advertising the repealed act was not removed due to negligence or if the Administration is using the now defunct Class Act to promote the rest of the Obamacare law.

The Obamacare health insurance exchanges were opened last week but the roll out was plagued with reports of Americans who were unable to access the Obamacare website due to various technical glitches.

Additionally, many government websites are currently offline due to the government shutdown.  Again, it is unclear as to why the website promoting The Class Act remains online while so many other government websites like that of the Federal Trade Commission have been taken down.

H/T: Tea Party Patriots